another stylistic sidestep - this time into the realms of guitar pop - as 4-4-2 music extends it's range to try and cover all the things we really love. bubblejuggler chimes in this month with two tracks of vaguely twisted guitar based pop. guitar amps hum and buzz, lo-fi noises try to sound hi-fi, hi-fi sounds try to be lo-fi. 'picasso's girl at her mirror' does mid-era flaming lips crashing into britpop through the shards of a picasso masterpiece. 'something about shadows' plays dark against... Topics: guitar pop, britpop
The kind of thing we absolutely love at 4-4-2 - pop melodies that infiltrate your head and stay there for days. Jordy's take on it is the top notch electronically processed production which lifts this above the everyday. Post-modern musings on suburbia, sex and satisfaction. Sublime pop music. The 4-4-2 Music e-Single of the Month Club brings you a virtual 7" record every month featuring quirky oddities and genre escapees. If you would like to contribute to the e-single of the month club,... Topics: 4-4-2 Music, electroacoustic, glitch-pop
Self-loathing never sounded so beautiful. Danny The Donkey wanders around the corners of his life and is not quite sure he likes what he sees. Cldscp twist their pop songs into abstract contortions of noise, fizz and electronics. The 7th album from the prolific Argentinians is the first for the 4-4-2 Music label. Topics: 4-4-2 Music, Cldscp, Danny The Donkey, electronica, abstract pop, Argentina
A group of 4-4-2 Music artists have pooled their talents to create a soundtrack for the festive season. Luckily, there's nothing cringeworthy here, just post-electronica, anti-folk, naive-pop and other odd prettiness. Originally created as a giveaway CD EP for a show the artists put on together in December, 2008, now unleashed on the rest of the world in the same spirit of giving. Topics: telafonica, lessons in time, eliza magill, the bells, christmas, antifolk, post-electronica, naive...
Take a love of pop, put it through a lo-fi, chiptune blender and the results might sound something like this. From Top40, to 60s classic, to traditional folk, Marek Gabriel Hruska makes them all sound joyful and anarchic and vital once again. Topics: 4-4-2 music, marek gabriel hruska, yes whatever, lo-fi, chipsounds, anti-pop, cover
'The Quest For Love Aboard The Belafonte' is lead single from the album 'Love On The Second Stair'. It features the original version and three remixes. Actual Russian Brides push the track through abstract 8-bits and bouncing sub-bass. Karoshi redresses the song in his own lush chord arrangements and down-tempo groove. Telafonica recast their own track as a dark triptych with vocal cutups, abrasive grooves and bit-crushed melancholy. Available as full .wav files with print resolution artwork. Topics: telafonica, 4-4-2 music, pop, 8-bit, triphop, melancholy